**TAMING DAMIAN Teaser**
Because it’s Tuesday.
Because I love my readers..
And because I’m getting really excited about TAMING DAMIAN.
Here’s a little teaser from TAMING DAMIAN, coming to you later this month. I’ll announce the release date this Thursday (I’ll have a better idea what my schedule looks like then).
The first teaser can be found here.
(unedited and subject to change)
I studied the stunning brunette staring back at me in a gorgeous royal blue lace gown. My hands gently moved down the dress as I stared at myself in the reflection. It had been a whirlwind of a day and I still couldn’t believe it was less than twenty-four hours ago that I was in San Francisco with no idea that I’d be all the way on the other side of the world hours later.
So here I was, a small town girl from the midwest—who’d, up until a few months ago, never left the state of Iowa—was across the world in the romantic city of Florence, Italy. I was dressed in this one-of-a-kind gown, at this beautiful fairytale wedding, with the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on. And the cherry on this unbelievably romantic surprise, he had just told me he loved me. My lips curled into a wide grin as I thought of him.
“I love you, Alex. You feel inevitable to me.” His words had made me so deliriously happy, more happy than I ever thought was possible, more happy than I thought I deserved.
My smile instantly vanished as my eyes landed on the reflection of my stomach. I felt my lungs constrict as the air in the bathroom seemed to leave the room, leaving me breathless and gasping for breath. My heart pounded nervously against my chest as a surge of panic rushed through me. If the doctor is right and the test results come out the way he has predicted, what am I going to do? I looked at myself in the mirror and saw the anguish in my eyes—a look I thought I’d never have with Damian by my side. More importantly, how am I going to tell him? He will never look at me the same way again, and I will lose him forever. A stream of fresh tears rolled down my face at the thought of losing him. It was already an unimaginable feat that we had found each other, that he had given up his playboy ways to give our relationship a chance. I wasn’t sure our relationship was strong enough for this.
I looked down and watched as my hands moved to my stomach. “He needs to know. Even if means that I’d lose him forever, he needs to know that I might be pregnant—” I looked back up at the reflection of the terrified girl peering back at me, “—or worse, I might be pregnant with—” My words came out in a whisper and I stopped mid-sentence as soon as I realized that I was speaking out loud. I looked around the bathroom and under the five stalls to see if anyone else was in here with me.
I let out a sign of relief. I was alone.
My lips trembled as panic paralyzed my body as I thought about how much my life would change if the tests all came out positive. I imaged the many different reactions that was possible when I told him: shock, denial, anger, sadness, pain. I’ll try to talk to him after we get back from Italy, I convinced myself. I knew I didn’t want to ruin this trip he had gone through so much trouble to plan for us. I couldn’t bear to ruin it for him. At the very least, I wanted this week of Italy to be about us, and only us. I didn’t want to ruin this week on top of losing him.
I brushed the tears from my face and reapplied some make-up. Even though I looked fine, I felt sick to my stomach at the thought of what may happen in the next few months, of what may happen when Damian found out the truth.
“Okay, after Italy then. After I see the doctor. After everything’s been confirmed. After all, I couldn’t possibly hide things from him forever.” I took a deep breath as I looked at myself in the mirror one last time before turning towards the bathroom door that led back out to the wedding reception. “I will. I’ll tell Damian soon.”
“Tell me what?”
A jolt of panic crashed through me as I froze in place and found myself face to face with Damian.
What do you think? Are you excited for TAMING DAMIAN?
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